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Authors Burns JA, Adkins LK, Dailey S, Klein AM
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Journal Otolaryngol. Clin. North Am. Volume: 50 Issue: 5 Pages: 903-922
Publish Date 2017 Oct
PubMed ID 28669461

There is growing support from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Health Care Organizations for a competency-based evaluation of medical and surgical performance. This is part of the quality movement in health care whereby the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and third-party insurance companies have begun to link reimbursement incentives to positive surgical outcomes. Laryngeal and airway surgery require precise technique and significant mastered skill that can be difficult to obtain during otolaryngology residency training. Simulators are useful for developing laryngeal and airway surgery skills ultimately evaluated in a competency-based manner. Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System